1 May 2020

May 1, 2020

    YESTERDAY:

    Unsettled Thursday morning.

    Lots of cumulus clouds.

    Whistler Course is looking good.

    Still lots of cloud around in the afternoon.

   Thursday April 30, 2020. 15:00 Hrs. +11 at 660 m. +1 with a 10-15 KPH SSW wind at 1835 m.

    Satellite image from same timeframe as above image.

    Big Picture Thursday afternoon. Big low in Pacific coming our way for Saturday.

    It got cloudier as the day progressed.

    Just before sunset which was at 20:29 Hrs.


Weather Observations for May 1, 2020 taken at 06:00 Hours.

2240 meters    -5, Winds were 5-15 KPH SE--Horstman Hut
2180 meters    -4, Winds were 5-15 KPH SE--Whistler Peak
1860 meters    -2, Winds were 5-15 KPH SE --Rendezvous 
1835 meters    -2, Winds were 5-15 KPH SE--Round House
1650 meters    -1, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 0.4 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 220 cm --Pig Alley
1560 meters      0, 0 mm in 12 Hrs, 1.0 mm in 24 Hrs, Base 143 cm--Catskinner
  660 meters    +4, Valley Temp, Max temp Yesterday was +12.7, 0.9 mm of precip yesterday.


    As of 08:00 Hrs this am we have broken cloud and unlimited visibility.


FORECAST:

Unsettled weather this morning with a mix of sun and cloud in a Southwesterly flow aloft. The freezing level will rise to 2000 meters today and drop back down to around 1200 meters tonight.
Cloud cover will increase tonight as a potent cold front moves onto the coast for Saturday morning with periods of light to moderate precipitation. It is a fairly quick impulse with some showers into Sunday, but unsettled for most of Sunday into Monday. Another weak front is slated for Monday night into Tuesday morning. Some precipitation for Wednesday before ridging should bring some nice weather into the weekend. Guesstimates: trace-1 mm by Saturday morning, 18-22 mm by Sunday morning, 1-2 mm by Monday morning.

Will be posting Fridays and Mondays for the month of May. Then to once a week for the summer.
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    GOES IR image from this am.

     Mix of sun and cloud for most of the day, cold front from low arrives Saturday morning.






    Fronts along the coast.

     Cold low will send a wet cold front our way on Saturday.





     Weak upper trough with unsettled weather for Sunday.



    AVALANCHE ACTIVITY:

    Sz 2 Na Wet avalanches in Flute Chutes. April 30, 2020.                                                TH Pic 

    Old wet loose in the Weekend Chutes. Potential for Wet Sz 2 on some solar aspects

    There are some ripe cornices in the alpine.


    INFORMATION & OBSERVATIONS:

    Eagle was craving duck for lunch.

    Lower Cruiser.

    Still lots of snow on Haulback.

    Potential COVID-19 Sanitizers.

    The New Tool Box Meeting.

   We have some healthy wetlands.

    High yesterday at 660 meters was +12.7 with 0.9 mm recorded.

    It was looking dark to the Northeast last night.


VIDEOS:

Avalanche hits orchard: Northern India

Farm Forecast with: David Jones



ARTICLES:

Longtime Guide, Dan Escalante killed in Crested Butte, Colo. Avalanche: Backcountry

Avalanche Terrain Traps: SnowBrains

Remainder of South Korean Trekkers and Guides recovered in avalanche debris: Nepal

Webcam-Based snow cover monitoring network: Cryosphere

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